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Duchy of Lancaster Act 1812

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IIIHis Majesty may demise Lands for Gardens, &c.

And whereas by the said recited Act of the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty it was enacted, that it should be lawful for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, to demise or grant any Land or Ground belonging to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, within the Ordering or Survey of the Exchequer and of the Duchy of Lancaster which should be deemed fit and proper for Gardens, Yards, Curtilages, arid other Appurtenances, to be used and enjoyed with any House or Houses or Buildings erected or to be erected upon Ground belonging either to His-Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, or to any other Proprietor, for any Term or Estate not exceeding Ninety-nine Years, to be computed from the Date or making such Lease or Grant respectively : And whereas it is expedient that the said Power should be extended so as to enable His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, to demise or grant for a like Term or Estate, any Land or Ground which shall be deemed fit and proper to be used or appropriated for any other Purposes calculated to afford Accommodation or Convenience to the Inhabitants or Occupiers of any such House or Houses, or Buildings, although the same may not be demised with or attached to any such House or Houses or Buildings, or let as or for a Garden, Yard, or Curtilage thereto; be it therefore further enacted, That where any Land or Ground belonging or hereafter to belong to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, within the Ordering or Survey aforesaid, shall be deemed by the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, or the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for the Time being, fit and proper to be let or used for or appropriated to any Purpose calculated to afford Convenience or Accommodation to the Occupiers or Inhabitants of any House or Houses, erected or to be erected upon Ground belonging either to His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, or to. any other Proprietor or Proprietors, it mail be lawful for His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, to demise or grant such Land or Ground to any Person or Persons, or to any Body or Bodies Politic or Corporate under the Great Seal of Great Britain, or the Seal of the Exchequer, or the Seal of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, for any Term or Estate not exceeding Ninety-nine Years, to be computed from the Date or making thereof, with all such Powers, Privileges, and Authorities as may be thought fit and requisite for the effecting or promoting the Object and Intent of such Demise or Grant, so as there be reserved upon every such Demise or Grant such annual Rent or Rents as shall be deemed by the Lord High Treasurer, or the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or the Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster for the Time being, a reasonable Consideration for every such Demise or Grant, without taking any Fine for the same.

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